FEE REMISSION: USEFUL LINKS AND GUIDANCE
The recent decision in Gibbs -v- King’s College NHS Foundation Trust (11/11/2021) highlights the need to keep issues of fee remission at the forefront of consideration, particularly when issuing proceedings. There is no guarantee at all that a party will recover court fees when, it transpires, they could have been eligible for fee remission. Here is an updated list of links to assist with obtaining fee remission.
- A list of the relevant forms is available here
- The form is available here
- The online form is available here
- Get help paying court and tribunal fees
- How to apply for help with fees
GUIDANCE FOR PRACTITIONERS
- Divorce Online has a calculator Find out if you are exempt from paying court fees now
- Andrew Hogan considers the issue in his Blog Costs Barrister, noting “The amount of detail required to complete a fee remission application, and the supporting documents is frankly eyewatering, and must be completed on a “per fee” basis, not a per case basis, so potentially requiring multiple applications during the same piece of litigation.”
- MoneyClaimsUK sets out the tests in Court and Tribunal Fees – do I have to pay them?
- Kerry Underwood in Court and Tribunal Fees and Help with fees (Remission)
- Advicenow Getting help to pay a court fee in a civil or family case
- Carter Burnett Fee Remission: Is it reasonable for the public purse to fund the judiciary?
There is a (now somewhat dated) post on this blog MITIGATING THE IMPACT OF THE COURT FEE INCREASE 2: FEE REMISSION – EVERY LITIGATOR HAS TO KNOW THIS NOW